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Wallace Falls Trail

Gold Bar, WA

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Wallace Falls Trail is a 5 mile (6 if you go all the way up) out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

My husband and I just moved from Tampa Fl and hiked Pilchuck 9/14 and it was absolutly breathtaking from the time you hit the trialhead to the top and back. We chose a perfect day, We could see some buildings in Seattle and further. My husband and i read all the reviews of basic do's and donts and we were more prepared than others. We helped an older lady come down who was completely unprepared for this adventure. Walking shoes, no water, no food ...no nothing. If I didnt overhear her tell someone that she had some bad vertigo going on at the top. Im not sure if she would have made it down herself she was so exhausted. Then other people walked away so we stayed with her and now I have a great friend. Everyone needs to look out for everyone. Read the reviews if you want to do adventures to places and prepare for everything.

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Lime Kiln
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Wasn't a bad hike. I'm not very good at inclines and switchbacks, so this was a great hike for me as it isn't steep. There were a few artifacts around the kiln (which really sneaks up on you). Nothing super spectacular however. Still kinda cool. The .8 mile trip to the end of the trail was nice too, as well as the .2 mile loop to the rivers edge. Great hike for beginners and / or hikers with kids.

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Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

I love the view and the trail one of the best ones! Has a small parking lot,

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Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail
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20 Completed 6 Reviews

This hike would get a 3 even a 3.5 had it not been for all of the trash and traffic we encountered in our hike. The ascent is not all that pleasant as there are few switchbacks so it's just long spurts of incline. We went on Monday assuming it would be a nice quiet hike. We passed so many hikers average age late teens early 20s. The trail was littered with trash and doggy poop bags which made it for a irritating journey. The lake itself was beautiful and clean. Not too cold and perfect for a swim. I just really wish people would've picked up after themselves. (We did pick up and carry out a lot of other peoples trash)

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Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail
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9 Completed 7 Reviews

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Mount Pilchuck Trail
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13 Completed 2 Reviews

By far the best hike of the summer for me. Beautiful scenery views were breathtaking and weather perfect! Trail was in great condition with only a few places with water or mud. Once at the lookout you have a 360 degree view of our area, awe-inspiring. The only downside was too many people! I went to solo started just after 8am and by noon far too many people for my taste. The caveat is at least several others got to enjoy it as well. Highly recommend this hike and will do it again very soon.

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Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Trail
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21 Completed 3 Reviews

first things first the road up to trailhead is mostly gravel and has quite a few pot holes. recommend driving an awd or 4x4 to save your nice car shocks. Lots of loose rocks and boulders on trail. wear good hiking shoes. reminds me of stepping stones. it was so much fun on way up and on way down let's just say i was not going to be running down that terrain. also the trail is definitely at least 10 miles round trip. bring lots of water. there is no water available. highly recommend not going on weekends extremely busy especially near look out tower. In late august early september there is lots of blueberries to snack on and what a nice treat it was. other than that amazing hike beautiful scenery to die for:-)

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Greider Lakes Trail
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19 Completed 13 Reviews

I am surprised, but selfishly pleased, that this trail is not busier! The first piece from the parking lot to the actual trailhead for the lakes is a relatively easy hike along a gravel pathway that dips in and out of small (at this time of year!) creek beds. You will pass Bear Creek day area that has a small picnic spot, portapotty, and a nice lookout over Spada Lake. Further up the trail is where you find well marked signs for Boulder Creek TH to the left and the Greider TH to the right.

From here the trail turns quite lovely. There is obviously a lot of care put into this trail; you will find plenty of switchbacks, stairs, and even log cutouts to help you along a very well established path. The forest is very pretty and varies with mosses, ferns, colorful mushrooms, fungi, and bright specks of flora. It is also a moderate to slightly challenging hike up, depending on whether you are day hiking or backpacking up overnight gear, so overall it's hardly boring.

When you see a signpost showing Mile 1, that is the distance remaining to get to Little Greider, and when you finally reach a boardwalk you know you are there. There are half a dozen nice campsites along Little Greider, then a small bridge crossing over a fast moving creek will take you over to Big Greider which is only a half mile further up. While the basin view of Big Greider is quite beautiful, the campsites are definitely better at Little Greider, and so was the berry picking. The nearby creek is also a great water supply, since it is somewhat weedy and shallow along the edge of the lake.

I basically had the place to myself other than one other overnighter who showed up late afternoon, which surprised me considering it was a long weekend. The weather was much better the next day so I met quite a few day hikers on the way up while I was headed back down.

I never did find the Vista trail mentioned at the TH, but suspect it is the overgrown trail to the right just before crossing the bridge to Big Greider.

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Lime Kiln
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Just completed Lime Kiln today. It was our third hike. It's a great long walk and the dog enjoyed it. We made it to the kiln, rested and came back. There was another .8 of a mile on the trail left to River Shore Loop (.7) and then the end of the trail. There really isn't much to see however. Nice forest and an occasional glimpse of the river. Next time we do this one we'll go to the River Shore for sure. The description above says that there is a lake and I can see it on the map but we didn't see any sign that showed we could go and look at it from the trail. The weather was perfect for it. It was cloudy when we started but completely clear when we came out. We passed several people on the trail with children, dogs, grandparents. Good for all ages.

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Big Four Ice Caves Trail
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

Well paved trail and very easy hike. We got there around 10am on an overcast/light rain day and only a few hikers were there. The ice caves can easily spotted after 1.3 miles hike in but the best are just another 0.2 miles after. There are plenty more ice caves and waterfalls and couple of ice bridges. Reminded us the natural bridges in Utah, but in ice!

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